Australian National Database of Spoken Language (ANDOSL)
The Australian National Database of Spoken Language was prepared at
the School of Electrical Engineering Sydney University, the National Acoustic
Laboratories, the Speech Hearing and Language Research Centre Macquarie
University and the Computer Sciences Laboratory Australian National University.
It was initially promoted by the Australian
Speech Science and Technology Association. Major funding for the project
was provided by the Australian Research Council in the form of research
infrastructure grants (1991-1995). Further funding was provided by the
Macquarie University Research Grant scheme, and Australian National University
The Australian Research Council funding required that the research infrastructure
developed be managed in a self-supporting on-going way for the benefit
of the academic research community. The data are available to the academic
research community at a cost which covers the on-going maintenance of the
existing data and also the incorporation of slight enhancements submitted
by the community. The data are available at a higher cost for commercial
customers and the proceeds are designated for more major development of
The on-going dissemination of data from the corpus is being managed
from the Australian National University. These pages provide information
about the data corpus and how it may be acquired by interested parties.
Last modified: 24 March 1999.